Category Archives: Baby Boomers

Are There Opportunities for Seller’s in Today’s Market?

The KMC Blog, February 25, 2013 According to the National Realtors Association’s (NAR) report released on Thursday, February 21, 2013, the January exsiting homes sales shows a steady increase in home prices. One reason for the uptick in home prices … Continue reading

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Kitchen Redos – 5 Low-Cost Ideas Buyer Will Love

The kitchen is the focal point of the home.  And it’s one space buyers compare closely while looking for a home.  No wonder kitchen remodeling sales were up 36% compared with a year earlier. Here are some cost estimates for … Continue reading

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Paying Appraisers – Who Gets the Cash?

The new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is currently reviewing appraisal charges.  While these fees seem fairly standard, the truth about who exactly gets the money is somewhat murky to homebuyers. In addition, I have seen appraisal fees range from $350 … Continue reading

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The New Retiree

65 has been the magic age at which an American worker is supposed to leave the workplace behind and retire.  Given relatively recent economic conditions, Baby Boomers who watched their parents retire comfortably are now left wondering if they will … Continue reading

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First-Time Homebuyer Credit – Repayment Time!

It’s repayment time if you bought a house in 2008 and claimed the First-Time Homebuyer Credit. Luckily the IRS has a tool to help you manage these repayments.  The IRS will no longer send reminder letters to taxpayers who need … Continue reading

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Kitchen Remodeling: Add Style & Function without Going Broke

The kitchen is the center of the home.  It is a place to gather and share with family and friends.  It is also one of the most popular rooms in the house to remodel.  Whether you wish to incorporate the … Continue reading

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Organization: A Fresh Start

Albert Einstein counseled “Out of clutter, find simplicity”.  In other words, “stay organized”.  A few easy ideas can help save you tons of time in the long run.  Five minutes a day wasted searching for misplaced items can add up … Continue reading

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Real Estate Merchandising

It may be a cliché, but your home has only one chance to make a first impression. Although sometimes confused with marketing, there is a dramatic difference between real estate merchandising and real estate marketing.  The marketing aspect of real … Continue reading

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Ensure Against Late Payments – Automate Them

It is amazing how many people are broadsided when they have their credit reports pulled for a new loan. Your credit score plays a major role in determining whether you can get the best loan and interest rate when you … Continue reading

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Baby Boomers Should Look Ahead

Future housing needs and planning is one of the biggest issues baby boomers will face in the years ahead. According to study conducted by AARP, MIT AgeLab and Hartford Advanced 50 team, 73 percent of homeowners ages 45-65 are planning on staying in their homes as … Continue reading

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